883. Curaçao Baby Names (Part 2)

In Curaçao, we tend to mash-up mom and dad’s name (sometimes grandmother and grandfather too) resulting in truly unique concoctions, often very difficult to pronounce and therefore reduced to “Juni” and “Dèka”, “Zusje” (little sister in Dutch) and “Broertje” (little brother in Dutch), or simply Mientje (pron: Meencheh), Liesje (pron: Leesheh), Suzy or Bob.

 

 

Anyway, here’s our list for today. All real people, for real.

Nebraska

Dayanara, Sayanara, Mayanara, Layanara (4 sisters)

Churinaiska

Zhazindouskka (a variation of Shazindeska, with more “sous”)

Shudeska (mio konosí komo: “Dèka”)

Frodeska

Jerloutska

Amyjeanderlitsa

Ambrosilia

Last, not least. We know one family with two sets of identical twins: Neli & Nela and Shaneli & Shanela. When we asked their grandma how she keeps them apart, she replied: “doesn’t really matter, we all call them MUCHA!” (CHILD!)

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first Awesome island...

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